Smoked Chicken Panini with Bacon and Cheese

20
Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

This is a great sandwich that can be made with a Panini press, or just pan-fried like a regular grilled cheese. In this recipe, I’m going to do it in a pan.

The two cheeses compliment each other like old friends, and the garlic aioli, and the bacon just take it over the top.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Comments:
Serves:
1-2
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • 4 slice
    smoked chicken breast
  • 3 slice
    maple bacon, or regular bacon
  • 2 slice
    fresh garden tomato
  • 2 slice
    provolone cheese
  • 1/4 c
    monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 slice
    whole grain bread
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    garlic aioli (more on this later)

How to Make Smoked Chicken Panini with Bacon and Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. Gather your ingredients.
  3. Place the bacon in a sauté pan over medium heat.
  4. Cook until beginning to crisp, about 5 -8 minutes.
  5. Drain on paper towels and reserve.
  6. Chef's Note: Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease from the sauté pan.
  7. Brush some of the garlic aioli on the inside of the bread.
  8. Chef’s Note: If you want a brilliant roasted garlic aioli, try this:
    Roasted Garlic Aioli with a Twist
  9. On one piece of the bread (garlic aioli side up), lay down the provolone.
  10. Add the smoked chicken.
  11. Layer with the bacon.
  12. Add the tomatoes.
  13. Add the shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  14. Add the top piece of bread, garlic aioli side down.
  15. Brush the outsides of the bread with more garlic aioli, and then place in the pan (with the reserved bacon grease), over medium heat.
  16. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, until the bread is golden and the cheese is nice and gooey.
  17. PLATE/PRESENT
  18. Serve with your favorite beverage, and maybe some chips or fries. Enjoy.
  19. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Printable Recipe Card

About Smoked Chicken Panini with Bacon and Cheese

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom



Show 11 Comments & Reviews

25 Desserts Made With Boxed Pudding

25 Desserts Made With Boxed Pudding


Boxed pudding is tasty and convenient. But, want to know how you can make it better? Transform it into a pie, cake, frosting, and even fruit salad. Who knew so many treats could start with a box of pudding? If you’ve been organizing your pantry and realize how many boxes of pudding were hidden, used […]

Pancakes Your Family Will Flip For

Pancakes Your Family Will Flip For


Simple to make, a batch of pancakes is an easy homemade breakfast. A tall stack of fluffy pancakes with butter and drizzled with maple syrup, we can’t think of a better way to start the weekend. It’s a meal everyone will wake up for. So, get out your skillet or heat up a pan. Whether […]

Comfort Food Recipes For Tonight’s Dinner

Comfort Food Recipes For Tonight’s Dinner


With the weather being all over the place these days, comfort food has been what I’ve craved. What’s considered comfort food? Everyone may have a different opinion but it can be a variety of different things. It can be something that reminds you of your childhood, maybe a meal based on the region you live/grew […]